Registration Open for the “Battle on the Border” Marching Competition

Registration Open for the “Battle on the Border” Marching Competition

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 18th annual “Battle on the Border” Marching Competition hosted at Lowndes High School on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Directors are encouraged to submit their registration as soon as possible. Due to the prelims and finals format, only a limited number of performance slots are available. We cannot accept additional applications once these slots are filled. We will determine performance order by the postmark/timestamp on the application.

Online Band Registration for the 2022 Battle on the Border is available at this link.

Further details on the contest, including classification and adjudication information, can be found here.

Future Bridgemen Auxiliary Camp

This camp is an opportunity for rising Pre-K through 8th graders in the Valdosta area to learn fun and exciting dance and prop routines from the Georgia Bridgemen Auxiliary (Color Guard).  All skill levels are welcome!  Camp participants will learn a pre-game routine and will perform this routine during the “Meet the Vikings” night on Friday night August 12th, 2022. Middle Schoolers will be given tips and information on tryouts for next year.

All participants will be provided lunch and will receive a t-shirt.

What: Future Bridgemen Auxiliary Camp
When: Saturday, August 6th, 2022 from 9:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Lowndes High School Cafeteria
Cost: $75.00 (Includes Lunch, T-Shirt and Nurse)
          If you have more than one sibling attending the camp, each additional camper is $30.

ALL PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE THE DAY OF THE CAMP!

To reserve your spot, follow this link to complete the form.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1px3WLlqtMKeeyOLoq9qNjj5GTo4OxiAhHrvmXYirkjc/edit

Ads for our Football Program

The Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen compile and produce the football programs sold at all home games. The revenue from the ad sales each year is how the cost of printing the programs is paid. We need the help of parents and students to encourage local businesses to purchase advertisements for the program. In return, students are given credit in their band account for a portion of any advertisements sold. For more information and the forms you will need to participate, see the list below.

2022 Football Program Ad Sale Information
2022 Instruction Sheet
2022 Patron Ad Form
2022 Advertisement Sales Sheet
2022 Corporate Sponsorship Sheet
2022 Senior Ad Form

Parent Volunteers

Parent Volunteers for Marching Season

It takes PARENTS to make this band such a success and WE WANT YOU! If you are interested in volunteering with the fabulous, two-time grand champion Georgia Bridgemen for the Fall 2022 season, please click the link below to fill out the form telling us your areas of interest.

https://georgiabridgemen.org/be-a-volunteer/

 

Parent Volunteers for Trip to San Antonio

If you would like to be considered as a chaperone for the band trip to San Antonio, TX (April 26-30, 2023), please complete this form. The rate for chaperones is yet to be determined. It could be the same as the student rate but hopefully it will be less. This form is not your commitment to go, it is only to express your interest in serving as a chaperone.

https://forms.gle/ntiGPNqXDjLXdVP2A

Georgia Bridgemen Trip Announcement for the Spring of 2023!!!

It is with great excitement that I am able to announce that the Georgia Bridgemen will be traveling to San Antonio, TX to participate in the Fiesta Flambeau Parade, “The World’s Largest Illuminated Night Parade” on April 26-30, 2023.  It has been a long wait for our Bridgemen to hit the road again and we can’t wait.  Please click on the links below to access all of the information for the trip.  Please note that you will be making payments directly to Group Travel Network for this event.  When you register ALL STUDENTS need to register for a Quad Room.  Don’t worry…if you have money in your account or have monies raised from fundraising, we will get that to the tour company on your behalf.  Please pay close attention to the deadlines on the forms.  Please email Mr. Bowman, jonbowman@lowndes.k12.ga.us if you have any questions.

PAYMENT AGREEMENT FORM SAN ANTONIO TRIP 2023.docx – Google Docs

Instructions for Individual Registration – Lowndes Band – San Antonio 2023

Lowndes High School Band – Fiesta Flambeau Tour – 2023 – Itinerary 03 JS

ATTENTION RISING 6TH GRADERS!!!

It is time to sign up for band at your future middles school and begin the process to becoming a member of the Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen!  Follow the link for your respective middle school below and fill out the Google Form.  We look forward to having you a part of our awesome family.  If you have any questions, please contact the band director at your middle school.

Hahira Middle School – Emily Anne Nguyen (Director)
https://forms.gle/p9MJxiQAjsi9MPPD8

Lowndes Middle School – Alex Nguyen (Director)
https://forms.gle/QPpBga2U6QSqdPtS8

Pine Grove Middle School – Trace Johnson (Director)
https://forms.gle/1AM1q3EuAWvQr1hd8

 

How to get up-to-the-minute band updates

BAND PARENTS:

The easiest way for you to keep up with news and weather changes throughout band camp and the entire season is to download the “BAND” app on your cell phone and join the group “Lowndes High Georgia Bridgemen”. You will provide your name to join (no partial names or nicknames please).
https://bit.ly/3zn7GCa
Once you are in the app, click on the gear in the bottom right corner, then click on “my settings” and choose “receive push notifications”. That will give you up-to-the-minute information from Mr. Bowman.

During camps and rehearsals, it is very hard for directors to answer emails, as they are busy with the students every single moment.
Make it a daily habit to check: the band’s website, facebook page, or the “BAND” app. The answers to most of your questions will be posted there. If there is a schedule change (due to last minute thunderstorm), it will be posted in the “BAND” app, as soon as the decision is made.

2022 BAND CAMP: July 18-22 and July 25-29
It’s going to be a great marching season!